I'm the creator of Learn to Code With Me. A Forbes contributor, where I show how people can get ahead with digital skills. A former freelancer and development geek. But I wasn’t walking out of the womb building websites. I am entirely self-taught.
Of all things, I studied HISTORY in college! You may think a transition from history into tech is a big leap. Well, you’re right. It is. But having a strong web presence, with work to show, made it possible to start landing projects with better pay and get contacted by hiring managers plus recruiters.
A powerful online presence plays a huge role in bringing new opportunities to your door. Since launching Learn to Code With Me and putting work into maintaining an online presence, I’ve been contacted with more offers than I have time to accept!
Simply put, portfolios and personal websites allow you to be discovered. And discovery is an important step on the road to success.